The Chief Magistrate, A.O. Soladoye, said the defendant should be remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
We had reported that Oluchukwu and Monyasah were friends and were apprentices with some traders in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State, where the incident took place.
The 19-year-old suspect was said to have punched the victim once in the stomach.
He was rushed to the hospital where he was said to have died from internal bleeding.
Ninteen-year-old Oluchukwu was subsequently arrested and arraigned in court.
His plea was not taken for the charge.